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Integrity, transparency and respect for it's customers, clients, suppliers and colaborators are compromisses from EDP Energias do Brasil Group.

Its interaction with the community in which it operates and the promotion of people's progress are part of the Group's values, as well as the concern with the impact its actions can cause to the environment.

We present below the principles and corporate policies that support the performance of EDP Energias do Brasil:

Relationship with Stakeholders Policy

The Relationship with Stakeholders is a strategic priority for the EDP Brazil Group, in the means that, an open and transparent dialogue with its interested parts is fundamental to ensure:

  • The viabilization of strategic planning and performance of excellence, the strengthening of corporate governance and the possibility of searching for innovative solutions;
  • Strengthen the relationship of trust, sharing knowledge and relevant information, anticipating challenges and identifying new opportunities for cooperation with Stakeholders;
  • The implementation of important practices for accountability in the following :dimensions: economic, social, environmental and reputational, so as reception of feedback, allowing EDP Brazil Group to constantly reevaluate itself, and:
  • The attendance to legal requirement, especially at times of impact assessment from a new development of EDP Brazil Group and, if necessary, be an instrument for crisis management and/or conflicts.

1.1.1. Guiding Commitments

The Relationship with interested parts – EDP Brazil Group Stakeholders is based on four axes or guiding commitments: understanding, communicating, trusting and collaborating.

1.1.2. Understanding

We dynamically and systematically identify the Stakeholders who influence and are influenced by the EDP Brazil Group, analyze and seek to understand their expectations and interests. How we should act:

  • Map, identify and evaluate the risks and impacts generated in the society or other Stakeholders resulting from the company's activities;
  • Be accountable to the agents over whom the organization has an impact and the agents who have an impact on the organization, ensuring that minorities have the same capacity of involvement of the remaining Stakeholders;
  • To identify in a dynamic and systematic way the Stakeholders that influence and are influenced directly and indirectly by the EDP Brazil Group and its activities, as well as the issues pointed out as relevant by the Stakeholders, and;
  • Prioritize in a balanced and equitable manner the Stakeholders and the subjects pointed out by them as relevant.

1.1.3. Communicating

We promote a two-way dialogue with Stakeholders, through information and consultative actions. We hear, inform and respond to Stakeholders in a consistent, clear, rigorous and transparent manner, in order to build closer, stronger and lasting relationships, ensuring that Stakeholders' complaints are answered and managed in an appropriate manner. How we should act:

  • Ensure that Stakeholders have access to information by establishing direct, efficient and direct bidirectional communication channels, actively providing clear, comprehensible and accurate information, ensuring dissemination and dissemination to the various stakeholders, promoting and providing appropriate means of engagement;
  • To proactively consult and listen to the concerns, interests and expectations of Stakeholders, to prepare auscultation plans and engagement strategies that take into account the characteristics of the different stakeholders, and;
  • Respond to the relevant issues identified by the Stakeholders within a reasonable time, taking into account the characteristics of the stakeholders involved.

1.1.4. Trusting

We believe that fostering a climate of trust with Stakeholders is crucial to establishing stable and long-term relationships. Our relationship with stakeholders is based on values such as transparency, integrity, and mutual respect. How we should act:

  • Establish a transparent relationship with the Stakeholders, ensuring that they know and understand the objectives of the EDP Brazil Group;
  • Inform the Stakeholders about the economic, environmental and social impacts and risks arising from the activity of the EDP Brazil Group or a certain project, which could significantly influence them;
  • Respect the views and rights of Stakeholders, treating them fairly, without discrimination, respecting diversity and their legal rights, and;
  • Ensure that the relationship actions are based on the values, policies and ethical principles of the EDP Brazil Group.

1.1.5. Collaborating

We collaborate with Stakeholders in the construction of strategic partnerships that bring together and share knowledge, skills and tools, thus promoting value creation in a differentiating way. How we should act:

  • Integrate into the company's strategy the relevant contributions identified by the Stakeholders;
  • Share knowledge and skills with Stakeholders, aiming at risk management and identifying the set of opportunities;
  • Work cooperatively in building solutions, establishing strategic partnerships that produce positive results for both parties, including prevention, mitigation and compensation of impacts generated by our operations and in cases where residual impacts remain, offset or neutralize the risks and impacts On the Stakeholders, and;
  • Share the performance results of the EDP Brazil Group, as well as the results of the different relationship processes with Stakeholders, providing, where appropriate, relevant performance information.

1.2. Stakeholders Segmentation Model

The Stakeholders of the EDP Group are all entities or persons that influence or are influenced by the Group's activities, products and services. They are organized into four segments:

  • Value Chain: Employees, Trade Unions, Suppliers, Scientific Community, Clients, Consumer Associations and Business Associations.
  • Market: Competition, Financial Entities, Shareholders and Investors.
  • Democracy: Government, Public Organs, Regulation, National Congress, Assemblies, Political Parties and International Institutions.
  • Social and Territorial Organization: NGOs, Local Communities, Municipalities, Municipalities, Media and Leaders of Opinion.,

1.3. Main Highlights in the Relationship with Stakeholders

1.3.1. Union Relations

The EDP Brazil Group acts with transparency and respect in union relations, as it is based on its Code of Ethics and the fundamental and universal principles of Human Rights.

In addition, it promotes the free trade union association and maintains a permanent channel of negotiation and dialogue with the union representation of the collaborators, aiming at the resolution of conflicts of a labor nature, the regulation of labor relations and the conditions of employment resulting in normative agreements and processes of voluntary action.

In order to guarantee this process, the management of the EDP Brazil Group attributes to the People Management area:

  • Receive claims, clarify doubts and provide access to composition and collective bargaining;
  • Conduct collective negotiations at a local level and can be carried out by third parties duly accredited by the companies;
  • Recognize the legitimacy of trade union representation;
  • Ensure compliance with the Collective Labor Agreement.

1.3.2. Illicit Acts

The EDP Brazil Group acts with transparency and respect in its relationship with all Stakeholders, as it is based on its Code of Ethics and the fundamental and universal principles of Human Rights.

The EDP Brazil Group adopts and disseminates measures to combat all forms of Corruption, Administrative Improbity, Money Laundering, Free Competition, Predatory Prices, Conflict of Interests, Bribery and Cartel formation, in order to avoid the occurrence of acts, omission , Or the creation and / or maintenance of situations of favor or irregular situations characterized by illicit acts.

The EDP Brazil Group guarantees the implementation of these measures through the creation of adequate internal structures and promotes corporate oversight through the Ethics Committee, which is responsible for receiving and monitoring communications regarding any evidence of illicit acts by the company and its third parties.

The EDP Brazil Group provides a communication channel in which its employees and all interested parties can indicate conduct that they deem inappropriate to the principles of this policy and the EDP Brazil Group Code of Ethics. Any and all retaliation is absolutely repudiated.

1.3.3. Human Rights

The EDP Brazil Group acts with full respect for Human Rights, within national and international legislation, participating in several international agreements to protect ​these rights, and incorporating in its strategic and operational activities all the necessary measures to ensure that there is no direct or indirect relationship with slave and / or child labor, with sexual exploitation independent of form, with restrictions on human freedom and condition, with violence, torture and / or arbitrary detention, moral and / or sexual harassment, or discrimination in all its forms.

The EDP Brazil Group promotes freedom of opinion and expression, the diversity of cultures and ethnicities, the health and well-being of all Stakeholders affected by its activities, free organization and association, and freedom of conscience and religion.

1.3.4. Public Agents

Public Agents are an important Stakeholder in the relationship with EDP Brazil Group. Due to the public/ sector exposure of this Stakeholder and the legislation governing the relationship with the Public Agent, it is necessary to ensure the alignment and compliance with the ethical principles established in the company's Code of Ethics, internal policies, norms and procedures and current legislation. In this way, the EDP Brazil Group establishes that:

  • The entire relationship with public agents is ethical and transparent as provided in the Code of Ethics, which regulates any behavior of exchange of privileged information, the benefit of parties interested in gaining an advantage directly or indirectly.
  • All situations that may cause a perception of obtaining an undue advantage due to the exercise of the position, mandate, function, employment or activity of the public agent, are reported for the appropriate treatment.

The realization of these relationships, in the various spheres of Public Agents, respects the legislation and procedures in force, with the purpose of documenting the subjects dealt with and ensuring the suitability of the process.

1.3.5. Gifts and Presents

The exchange of courtesies is common practice in many countries, and is part of the relationship between Stakeholders. In the EDP Group, courtesies respect amounts and values within acceptable parameters and within the limits aligned with best market practices and that respect, the ethical principles described in the Code of Ethics, in order to avoid situations that constitute undue benefits for any of the parties involved, as established in the Standard Gifts and Gifts.

1.3.6. Social Investment

Social Investment is understood as the "voluntary transfer" of companies' resources in a planned, systematic and monitored way, for public purposes, thus representing a form of corporate contribution directed at meeting community needs and priorities, with a focus on Transformation of their social reality. EDP ​​Brasil systematically evaluates the positive and negative impacts its activities generate on people and society, including human capital (experience and knowledge), social capital (shared value, institutions) and relational capital (connections and network). Measuring these concepts, associated with well-being and socioeconomic impact, can facilitate the analysis of flows of social capital, in parallel with the flows of financial and natural capital.

In this way, Social Investment is one of the forms of action that contributes to the social license to operate and strengthen the company's image, consolidating its role in society. The Social Investment practices represent the company's commitment to the social, environmental and cultural development of the communities where the company operates and contribute to the following objectives:

  • Promote the insertion of the company in the communities surrounding the premises, enterprises and prospecting new business;
  • Contribute to the generation of economic, social and environmental value for society;
  • Contribute to the management of socio-environmental impacts;
  • Contribute to the development of public policies and collective agendas for sustainable development;
  • Strengthen the image and public recognition of the company, and;
  • Contribute to the quality of life and to the preservation of the socio-environmental balance of the regions of their enterprises.

1.3.7. Supplier Management

The EDP Brazil Group promotes Sustainability and Relationship in the Supply Chain according to the following 12 commitments:

  1. To develop practices of corporate responsibility and integrity with suppliers, ensuring compliance with the law and other commitments and procedures adopted by EDP Brazil Group and establishing a Code of Conduct for Suppliers;
  2. Establish environmental requirements in contracting and promote the adoption of the Environmental Policy of the EDP Group, preventing and mitigating adverse impacts arising from activities;
  3. Ensure equal treatment, transparency and impartiality by ensuring a fruitful dialogue respecting mutual agreements with suppliers;
  4. Establish consultation and communication channels with suppliers, promoting initiatives that improve economic, ethical, social and environmental performance;
  5. Promote and adopt a conduct of integrity and moral and ethical elevation in the supply chain, by applying the Code of Ethics of the EDP Group, refraining from any practices of bribery, corruption, extortion or fraud;
  6. Promote the confidentiality of all shared information, ensuring that it is not transmitted to third parties and that it respects the rights of all parties involved;
  7. Eliminate conflicts of interest that may impair the objectivity and independence of the decision process;
  8. To promote respect for human dignity and human rights and to reject any form of forced labor or child labor, persecution, discrimination, abuse or other forms of physical or psychological violence;
  9. Establish social, labor and safety, hygiene and health requirements in contracting and subcontracting, ensuring compliance and permanent monitoring;
  10. To support the economic, ethical, social and environmental development of the local communities in which the EDP Brazil Group operates and cooperate with sectoral and international organizations for the joint promotion of Sustainability in the supply chain;
  11. Encourage continuous improvement, innovation and the sharing of good practices in terms of sustainability, efficiency, quality of goods and services and to promote new business solutions / opportunities;
  12. Define organizational, negotiation and contracting models that value Sustainability throughout the value chain, establishing objectives and verifying the fulfillment of its goals.
Business Risks Policy

The business risk management in the EDP Brasil Group considers the following principles:

  • Risk and risk tolerance are key points in decision making for the execution of business activities, functions and processes;
  • The ability to manage risks as a lever of value for assets, projects and business opportunities, as well as safeguard human lives, the environment, the well-being of employees and reinforce innovation;
  • Transmitting business confidence to shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and the communities where the Company operates;
  • The assessment of risks and opportunities for the generation of long-term value, considers the economic, social and environmental impacts, direct and indirect of the operations;
  • The constant evolution and improvement to ensure compliance with the best international risk management practices;
  • Identification of efficient mitigators to ensure the alignment of the Company's strategy;
  • Risk management as the responsibility of everyone, from the Board of Directors to the individual employee.

1.1. Internal Audit

The EDP Group takes on the commitment of transparency, trust and integrity of information, as well as compliance with internal legislation, policies, norms and procedures, ensuring a system of internal controls aligned with best practices in the market.

In order to monitor these commitments, independent evaluations of the processes and controls that support the business will be carried out to ensure an effective system of internal controls with mitigated risks.

Internal auditing uses a systematic and disciplined approach to assessing and improving process effectiveness, always focusing on relevant and material risks.

1.2. Corporate Risks

In order for all risks to be covered, the EDP Group promotes an integrated risk management program, which includes a comprehensive, disciplined, continuous and transparent process, where risks are identified, analyzed, managed, reported and accepted, provided they are In accordance with the appropriate levels of tolerance to all interested parties.

1.3. Compliance Risk

Compliance risks result from non-compliance with international and national legislation, internal policies and standards that regulate the execution of employees' daily activities. It is the responsibility of all employees to know the risks related in their area of ​​operation. The EDP Group encourages all stakeholders not to be involved in situations that characterize their non-fulfillment of their obligations.

1.4. Financial Risks

The EDP Brasil Group has the following commitments:

  • Do not expose yourself to financial risks that are not intended to support the Company's business, establishing conditions and limits of tolerance to market, liquidity and credit risks;
  • To address financial risks in such a way that they do not negatively impact operating activities, keeping cash levels adequate for day-to-day and investment needs, thus promoting the best risk / return ratio for the Company;
  • Manage risks, involving the identification and measurement of financial risks, definition of limits, design and implementation of mitigation instruments, as well as their monitoring, monitoring and reporting.

​1.5. Image and Communication Risk

The EDP Group recognizes communication as an essential item for interaction with its various stakeholders, aiming at strengthening its institutional image. Accordingly, the EDP Brasil Group undertakes to:

  • Provide information in a clear and precise way, making the company internally and externally recognized as exemplary in its ethical conduct and in its processes, maintaining consistency in speaking and doing with the integrity of the information provided;
  • Self-regulate the use of marketing instruments and the whole set of practices aimed at promoting brand acceptance and services, generating effects not only on their specific market, but also on society as a whole, and on each individual in particular, influencing Among other things, their values, opinions, aspirations and worldviews;
  • Ensure respect for public spaces and contemplate mechanisms that avoid misleading or abusive advertising and information dissemination and incite violence, which exploits fear or superstition, that takes advantage of the child's or others' lack of judgment and experience Vulnerable groups, which disrespects environmental values ​​or is capable of inducing the public to behave in a way that is harmful or dangerous to their health or safety.

1.6. Credit Risk and Energy Risk

All customers and suppliers with whom we have operations are evaluated from the point of view of credit risk and / or energy risk. In credit risk, all operations follow deadlines and guarantees that generate the lowest risk exposure for the EDP Brasil Group. In energy risk, all operations have their simulated incremental risk, and the total portfolio must follow maximum exposure limits that guarantee the control of energy risk for the EDP Brasil Group.

1.7. Information Security Risk

The commitment of the EDP Group with the correct handling of physical or digital information and for all types of public is based on the following principles:

  • Confidentiality: Ensure access to information only by authorized persons and when it is really necessary;
  • Availability: Ensure that information is available to all authorized persons;
  • Integrity: Ensure that information is intact without undue changes, regardless of its nature.

1.8. Asset Management Risk

The EDP Group adopts an asset management system that aims to acquire, maintain and operate physical assets of generation, distribution and electric energy services, meeting the needs of interested parties, seeking continuous improvement in processes and better allocation of investments, Considering:

  • Compliance with regulatory requirements and legal aspects related to quality, reliability, safety, environmental aspects and asset accounting;
  • Optimization of operating costs;
  • The registration through the patrimonial control systems;
  • Recognition and return of investments made.

1.9. Regulatory Risk

The EDP Brasil Group is committed to complying with regulations issued by regulatory agencies. Regulatory risk mitigation is accomplished by monitoring scenarios involving stakeholders in their business. The EDP Brasil Group acts in the discussion of the topics of its interest, providing studies, theses and experiences to public opinion makers.

Human Development Policy

OBJECTIVE

Establish guidelines for EDP Brazil, in order to promote the care and appreciation of people through the development and professional improvement and personal and encouraging diversity.

DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The guidelines for People Management at EDP Brasil, which direct the actions of the company, are:

  • Consolidation and maintenance of EDP Culture;
  • Appreciation of diversity;
  • Non-discrimination, equal opportunities and transparency for all levels of positions;
  • Remuneration practices to ensure the attraction and retention of professionals;
  • Promotion of safety and well-being of its employees, in the company’s internal and external environment, and;
  • Encourage vocational training and continuous development of employees.

1.1. Culture

EDP ​​Brasil strives for life in the first place and is guided by principles related to respect, ethics, responsibility, equality, excellence, the team spirit, the shared knowledge, constant innovation, and customer value. The purpose of the organizational culture is to provide a positive working environment, with people satisfied at work, enabling balance between professional and personal life. Also, to encourage interaction between people, ensure employee motivation and create value for customers and other stakeholders.

1.2. Appreciation of diversity

EDP ​​Brasil considers human rights as fundamental and universal principles, and seeks to consolidate its practice based on this recognition. In line with its principles of sustainable development, the company understands the value of human and cultural diversity as a benefit for inclusion and integration of people, aiming at a more just society. In this way, it is committed, through principles and application of actions, to appreciate of diversity within the organization, promoting a work environment free of discrimination and providing fair opportunities for all in the selection process and awareness of employees. Initiatives are developed in people management to promote gender equity, ethnic groups, social classes and special needs. In addition, development characteristics and talents are encouraged to produce innovative and positive results for customers, employees, society, our partners and investors. Appreciation of diversity applies to the entire company's value chain and occurs in appreciation of people with cultural, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or other differences, in pursuit of personal results and the sustainability of the business. Initiatives are developed for evaluating and monitoring suppliers to promote diversity.

1.3. Recruitment and Selection​

EDP Brasil ensures the fulfillment of demands by professionals in different business units, through internal recruitment processes and external recruitment, in order to ensure non-discrimination, equal opportunities and transparency for all levels positions under CLT regime (Code of Brazilian Labor Law) and / or temporary jobs, in order to select professional profiles compatible with the competencies, skills and attitudes required by the company and the position.

1.4. Performance Management

EDP ​​Brasil is committed to increase the performance of employees and establish a competitive culture and focused on results through the application of mechanisms that promote meritocracy and a high-performance and performance culture.

1.5. Remuneration

EDP ​​Brasil strives for compensation practices to ensure external competitiveness and internal equity, attraction and retention of professionals with an effective management aligned with business strategy.

1.6. Benefits

EDP ​​Brasil manages its benefits policy in order to provide safety and well-being of its employees, in the company’s internal and external environment. In addition, it highlights your benefits package as a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining its employees. The company demonstrates its responsibility to its employees through the adoption of a package of benefits in line with market practices.

1.7. Training and Development

EDP ​​Brasil encourages professional training and continuous development of its employees, which retains technical, behavioral, organizational and management fields, are essential to the achievement of performance levels and expected excellence. In addition, professional development applies to the company's value chain through evaluation, monitoring and promotion of best practices in its suppliers and third parties.

1.8. People and Succession Planning

EDP ​​Brasil implements tools that ensure succession planning for management positions and critical functions, in order to guarantee the internal availability of professionals, proper knowledge management and business sustainability.

Innovation and Sustainability Policy

OBJECTIVE

Formalize the commitments of EDP Brazil and establish policies and guidelines with respect to:

  • Integration of the principles of sustainability and innovation in the processes of all areas within the organization, optimizing performance and creating shared value;
  • Occupational environmental, health and safety management, ensuring environmentally responsible operations and a safe working environment for employees;
  • Management of biodiversity and ecosystem services, considering the impacts of our activities along the value chain;
  • Management of intangible assets, aiming at the maintenance of organizational knowledge to achieve its strategic vision.

PRINCIPLES OF ACTING

1. Innovability: innovation and sustainability to generate shared value

Based on the vision of being "A global energy company, leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability", and in line with the Organization's Principles of Sustainable Development, EDP Brasil is committed to:

A. Create economic and social value

  • Integrate environmental and social aspects into the planning, decision-making processes, investments and activities of the company and its value chain, especially in the design and development phase of projects, changes in existing working conditions, critical suppliers and customers;
  • Support and encourage projects, products and services that enable the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and promote social and environmental benefits in the value chain, including education and investment in equipment and new technologies;
  • Promote forms of production based on renewable energies.

B. Promote eco-efficiency and environmental protection

  • Increase operational efficiency and establish, where applicable, reduction or efficiency improvement targets related to biodiversity preservation, efficient use of natural resources and energy, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, waste and effluents;
  • Evaluate, control, mitigate and compensate for the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the organization's projects and activities, highlighting the issues of waste and climate change, adapting to international standards of corporate social responsibility, environmental management and health and operational safety.

C. Promote innovation

  • Support research, development and innovation (RDI) projects that contribute to the generation of value and reduce the negative impacts caused by the company's operations, based on the concepts of smart grids, clean energy, customer-focused solutions, energy storage, data processing technologies and operational efficiency;
  • Foster entrepreneurship through initiatives aimed at the entrepreneurial ecosystem;
  • Promote intrapreneurship at EDP Brasil through programs focused on the dissemination of innovation culture and new forms of work.

D. Ensure the integrity and good governance

  • Adopt best market practices in relation to ethics, human rights, corporate governance, anti-corruption and other illicit acts, maintaining diversified and integrated reporting and accountability for shareholders, customers and other members of the value chain.

E. Ensure transparency and dialogue

  • Ensure an open and trustful relationship with stakeholders by promoting consultation and communication channels, considering their contributions and expectations and reporting transparently and objectively on economic, environmental and social performance.

F. Develop human capital and diversity

  • Invest in the human capital of the company, encouraging the professional qualification and the development of leaderships and valuing the diversity in the business units, through specific programs that allow a quantitative and qualitative report of the evolution of the company; promoting an environment of respect and equity in any EDP Brasil operations.

G. Promote access to energy

  • Invest in projects and programs related to access to energy in less developed regions, loss reduction, energy efficiency and smart grids, accompanying the technological advances of the electric sector in an anticipated and proactive manner.

H. Support social development and citizenship

  • Promote social innovation, maximizing the positive social impact of the activity, and support social responsibility initiatives based on transparent criteria for evaluating the social return of invested resources.

2. Occupational environment, safety and health

EDP Brasil, a company that operates in all segments of the electricity sector, recognizes that the environment and health and safety are essential for the sustainability of the Group's operations. Therefore, it establishes as its commitments regarding the continuous improvement of environmental, occupational health and safety management:

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements and non-authorization to carry out any tasks without due risks associated with Occupational Health and Safety and the Environment being controlled;
  • Identify and monitor occupational environmental, health and safety aspects and impacts and establish controls for significant aspects and risks;
  • Manage risks to eliminate them, reduce them and anticipate control, preventing incidents, accidents and environmental, material or personal liabilities and ensuring the communication of risks and respective mitigation measures
  • Promote the use of technologies that contribute to the protection of the environment and to the prevention of Occupational Health and Safety and environmental pollution risks, contributing to energy efficiency, the rational use of natural resources and the reduction of emissions, waste and effluents;
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement of the Occupational Health and Safety and Environment processes, based on the establishment and review of periodic objectives, goals and action plans;
  • Promote initiatives aimed at disseminating knowledge about safe working conditions and healthy working practices, on the efficient use of environmental resources, GHG emissions and the consequences of climate change, in addition to their implications for the company's business;
  • Identify risks and opportunities and implement measures to improve Occupational Health and Safety, minimize and mitigate impacts on the environment and climate change and adapt to their effects;
  • Ensure the investigation of incidents, occupational diseases, occupational accidents or environment, identifying their cause and determining actions to prevent their repetition;
  • Promote formal communication, consultation and stakeholder engagement processes related to the impacts on the environment and occupational safety and health;
  • Contribute to the adoption of best practices in the value chain, through the establishment of specific procedures, especially for critical stages of the chain;
  • Maintain a perceived leadership in occupational health, safety, and environment so that all employees are encouraged to behave in a safe, healthy and sustainable manner.

3. Biodiversity and ecosystem services

EDP is aware of the sensitivity of natural ecosystems and the pressures to which they are exposed, as well as the intrinsic value of initiatives aimed at protecting biodiversity. In this way, it establishes the commitments related to biodiversity and ecosystem services and to the management of the impacts of its activities and along its value chain.

EDP ​​Brasil, aiming to play an active role in the conservation and preservation of biodiversity and minimizing its impacts, commits itself to:

  • Integrate the evaluation of the impacts on biodiversity in the Distribution, Transmission, Commercialization and Generation units in planning, construction and operation activities;
  • Minimize negative impacts on biodiversity resulting from its activities and enhance the positive ones. When the former cannot be minimized, it undertakes to compensate them in other areas;
  • Promote appropriate use of ecosystem services and natural resources and support initiatives for the conservation of nature and the enhancement of biodiversity, considering cultural and regional characteristics;
  • Contribute to deepening scientific knowledge on the different aspects of biodiversity by supporting selected institutions in a transparent manner and in accordance with criteria of high technical competence;
  • Regularly and transparently disseminate their biodiversity performance.

4. Intangible Assets

EDP ​​Brazil, in alignment with their business strategies, considers that it should prioritize intangible assets that generate differential to the business core of the organization, which are:

  • Human Capital: through the management of its employees considering the evaluation of performance, the development of competencies and personal and succession planning.
  • Information Capital: through investments and availability of the information and security systems of the information, infrastructure and knowledge management applications required to support the organizational strategy.
  • Organizational Capital: through the alignment of efforts, commitment and motivation of employees with the organizational guidelines related to culture, Innovability and company strategy.
  • Market Capital: through brand management and company reputation.
  • Natural Capital: through the management of natural resources and ecosystem services which the company maintains impact or dependence relationship.

The company establishes guidelines and methods to identify, evaluate, protect, develop, manage and measure these assets in order to maintain organizational knowledge to achieve its strategic vision.

Business Management Policy

The EDP Brasil Group manages its business with the objective of being an integrated company of reference in the Brazilian energy sector, ensuring full compliance with applicable standards and legislation.

The EDP Brasil Group considers that it is an ethical and civic duty to respect and follow the Constitution and the laws of the country in the execution of its business activities, contributing to the well-being of its citizens, to the sustainable development of the Group's businesses and to the Creation of value for all stakeholders.

The EDP Brasil Group Code of Ethics integrates the values ​​promoted by the Company in business management and defines the principles and behavioral values ​​expected and required from employees and suppliers.

1.1. Strategic Business Planning

As a business management tool, strategic planning guides decisions at all hierarchical levels, directing the use of available resources efficiently, ensuring the continuity and growth of the business, reinforcing its competitive position in the market.

The elaboration of the strategic planning is an institutionalized process, approved in the scope of the Board of Directors, permeates the entire Company, considers the challenges and the context of the EDP Brasil Group, regional market conditions, economic, financial, management and technical conditions, As well as the interests of its stakeholders.

1.2. Resource Management

The EDP Brasil Group establishes the guidelines and responsibilities to be observed in order to minimize the financial, operational, legal and regulatory impacts resulting from the unavailability of human, material and technological resources essential for the operation of its operations.

Faced with the commitment to be permanent, EDP Brasil Group seeks to ensure the sustainability of the business, ensuring that the processes and the support infrastructure are able to operate efficiently.

1.3. Operational Structure

The EDP Brasil Group aims to:

  • Ensure that business conduct is based on ethical principles, with transparency and equity, respecting human rights, internal rules and law;
  • Adopt socially responsible business practices, contributing to the development and well-being of the community;
  • Contribute to the development of individual and organizational skills, promoting the professional growth of employees;
  • Provide services to clients with safety, quality, efficiency, respect and integrity;
  • Encourage suppliers and contractors to adopt these guidelines;
  • Adopt asset management practices throughout its life cycle, aiming to continuously improve the level of reliability, safety, effectiveness and efficiency, to maximize the value invested in a sustainable way, mitigating associated risks and in compliance with legal requirements , Statutory, regulatory, financial and other applicable laws.
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